Level up! - Gamification 🏅

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Maintained by Frédéric Massart ⭐
🔥 🤩 The easiest way to add gamification to your Moodle site! Engage your students! Gamify their learning experience by allowing them to level up in their courses. #gamification #game
Latest release:
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Current versions available: 2

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Visit our website at levelup.plus.

Please support this plugin: add it to your favourites, star it on GitHub, or purchase the add-on!

What's new?

With a focus on UX, here are some of the highlights of our recent releases.

  • Revamp user interface to setup the levels
  • Redesigned rule picker to include rule description
  • New rule to target an activity by name (Level up! Plus add-on required)
  • Downloadable logs (Level up! Plus add-on required)
  • See the latest release notes

Feature request and bug reports

Please report the issues you find, problems you experience or any feature request on the issue tracker. Thanks!


  • Automatically attributes points to students for their actions
  • Block that displays current level and progress towards next level
  • Report for teachers to get an overview of their students' levels
  • Notifications to congratulate students as they level up
  • A leaderboard to display the ranking of the students
  • Ability to customise the number of levels, the points they require and their appearance
  • Total control over the points earned per action
  • Unlock content when a certain level is reached
  • Experience points earned per course, or for the entire site
  • Support for shortcodes to include in content
  • GDPR compliant

Level up ! Plus add-on features

Purchasing the Level up! Plus add-on unlocks these features:

  • Target an activity by name
  • Grade-based rewards
  • Team leaderboards
  • Activity completion support
  • Course completion support
  • Individual rewards
  • Mobile app support
  • Course selection rule
  • Resilient cheat guard
  • Limit learners rewards in time frame
  • Progress bar can display progress towards next or ultimate level
  • Additional default level badges
  • Substitute experience points for other symbols
  • Viewing the block on someone's profile displays their level
  • Import points from a CSV file
  • IOMAD support for the leaderboard and team leaderboard
  • Download the report
  • Download the logs
  • Email support

Visit our website for more information on Level up! Plus.

How to use one block for all courses?

In order to gather experience points from all the courses a student is participating in, you have to set the admin setting Where are experience points used? to 'For the whole site'. This setting is located under "Site administration > Plugins > Blocks > Level up! > General settings". Once set, any block newly or previously added will display the total experience points of your students.

How are experience points calculated?

Please refer to the Level up! documentation.

How to unlock content at a certain level?

Please refer to the Level up! documentation.

How to unlock a course at a certain level?

Please refer to the Level up! documentation.

Shortcodes supported

What are those? Shortcodes can be used in text editors throughout Moodle to include or modify the content. The plugin Shortcodes must be installed to enable them.

Level up! comes with shortcodes to display the learner's level badge, their progress bar, or even the leaderboard anywhere you like. Shortcodes can also be used to conditionally display content according to a learner's current level. For a list of available shortcodes and their documentation, please refer to Level up! documentation.

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This plugin is part of sets Experience Points (XP), Gamification.


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  • Mon, Mar 7, 2016, 2:25 AM
    I have setup my rules and levels and have enabled completion tracking and have completed activities as a student but when I go to the logs in Level Up! its says "nothing to show". Is there something I am missing?
  • Tue, Mar 8, 2016, 10:02 AM
    Hi Miguel, I'm unsure what is happening. Could you ask your administrator to have a look? The Apache logs, or debugging messages when debug is enabled, should contain a bit more information. Please raise an issue on Github once you identify the problem. Thanks!
  • Tue, Mar 8, 2016, 10:05 AM
    Hi Nichole, I am guessing that the events that you are relying on are not captured by the plugin as they do not match the minimum rules imposed (participating level, course context, etc...). Try with simpler actions such as posting in a forum to confirm that this may be the case. Cheers!
  • Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 7:55 AM
    Ladder is blank,. Why is that?
  • Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 9:54 AM
    Because nobody has earned experience points yet?
  • Tue, Mar 22, 2016, 12:38 AM
    View table of results - page is not available. what is the reason?
  • Tue, Mar 22, 2016, 8:46 AM
    I believe this is due to this bug which I need to fix: https://github.com/FMCorz/moodle-block_xp/issues/36
  • Wed, Mar 23, 2016, 1:16 AM
    Whenever I click on the ranking link in the level block (ladder.php) the page goes blank and nothing appears. Any idea?
  • Wed, Mar 23, 2016, 8:55 AM
    Yes, exactly the same thing I mentioned in the comment above.
  • Thu, Mar 24, 2016, 7:04 AM
    Ladder is not working, if I click view the ladder is a blank page.. but if I click report I can see everyones level. Why is this happening?
  • Thu, Mar 24, 2016, 10:42 AM
    Hi Kris,

    this is the exact same issue mentioned above twice. It has been reported at https://github.com/FMCorz/moodle-block_xp/issues/36

    Please be patient.

  • Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 11:56 PM
    Hi. First, thanks for making this, it looks like it'll solve a problem for me. I wanted to ask about the Activity or Resource section of creating your own rules. Right now it just has the option for site news and I was wondering if I could target specific quizzes but I just can't figure out how to get them to appear. My site is currently configured to use the block sitewide and no on a specific course, if that helps.
  • Wed, Mar 30, 2016, 10:24 AM
    Hi Garrett,

    As you've enabled the block for the whole site, only the activities on the front page will be displayed in that list. At the time this was the intended behaviour as if you have 100 courses the "Activity or Resource" sections becomes unusable. If you feel strongly about this, please raise an issue at https://github.com/FMCorz/moodle-block_xp/issues

  • Thu, Mar 31, 2016, 7:28 AM
    Hello Fréderic, this plugin is really what I need, the only problem is that when I add a block in a course I can't access the links "Information - View the ladder" and "Report - Settings". In my moodle when I click in these links it appears "page not found". Could you help me, please? thanks a lot.
  • Thu, Mar 31, 2016, 9:58 AM
    Hi Carla, I submitted an update to the plugin last weekend, can you make sure you are using that version? There used to be a similar bug on the ladder page. If not, I'm not sure what the problem could be.
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